An ophthalmic technician is typically responsible for patient care and the flow of clinical activities on a daily basis. Their responsibilities generally include gathering patient history, maintaining and cleaning equipment, and returning phone calls to patients and pharmacies. An ophthalmic technician also must be able to accurately perform tests that include pupil exams, refractions, lensometer, topography, and amsler grids.
Ophthalmic Technician Tasks
Perform visual acuity testing and assist in minor office procedures.
Record, review and verify patient information.
Assist ophthalmology patients by providing information and services; patient evaluations, vision health testing, lens fitting and care orientations.
Counsel and educate patients by reiterating physician orders for eye care.